- A pastor of Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti, Adewuyi Adegoke, has been arrested by the police in Ekiti state
- The pastor was arrested for allegedly organising his own kidnap and demanding N3 million ransom from his congregation
- Adegoke was said to have arranged his kidnap with one Oluwadare Sunday
A pastor of a Methodist Church in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, Adewuyi Adegoke, has landed in police net for allegedly organising his own kidnap and demanding N3 million ransom from his congregation.
The pastor was said to have arranged his kidnap with one Oluwadare Sunday.
The Cable reports that the suspect allegedly went into hiding on Sunday evening, June 9, while there were reports that he was abducted between Esa-Oke in Osun state and Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti.
Legit.ng gathers that church members were thereafter contacted by the purported abductors, who demanded that the N3 million ransom must be paid latest by Thursday, June 13, to prevent the pastor from being killed.
The pastor's accomplice, Sunday, was at Okeyinmi area of Ado-Ekiti to pick up the ransom but was intercepted by detectives.
Sunday was said to have led them to the hotel where the pastor had been hiding.
The pastor was then tracked through the mobile phone that he was using to make contact with the church members.
The commissioner of police in Ekiti, Amba Asuquo, confirmed that the command is investigating the incident but refused to confirm the identities of the suspects.
He said: “Yes there is something close to that, but we are still investigating and will come out with the details later."
When the police chief was asked if the pastor was among the suspects in custody, Asuquo said: “I know we have some suspects in custody in connection with the incident but I cannot reveal their identities to you now.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, January 16, arrested Anu Ojo Olakonori, a self-acclaimed pastor and founder of Angel on Guard Ministries for a N27.9 million fraud.
Olakonori was arrested following a petition by the victim. The complainant alleged that sometime in 2016, she was introduced to the suspect by a pastor of hers in Bauchi for prayers and cleansing because of the difficulties she was going through at the time.
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